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Neil Averitt commentary: New commissioners should study architecture of FTC Act

One of the keys to a successful Federal Trade Commission practice — whether as a new commissioner or as a lawyer appearing before the agency — is to understand the overall architecture of the FTC Act. So let us take a short break from politics to think about that.

This is the time in the political cycle when new FTC commissioners are receiving vast amounts of advice, much of it pushing one or another substantive agenda. That’s good. But substantive policies have to be set up...

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